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Fri., Sept. 7

Vann Graves

Executive director, VCU Brandcenter

VCU Commons Theater

907 Floyd Avenue

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Past speakers

Headshot of Jarrod Higgins

April 20, 2018

Jarrod Higgins (XD, 2010)

Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy

 
Headshot of Justin Gignac

April 13, 2018

Justin Gignac

Co-Founder, Working Not Working

 
Headshot of Bob Winter and Joe Nio

April 6, 2018

Bob Winter

Executive Creative Director, VSA Partners

Joe Nio (ST, 2000)

Associate Partner, Strategy Discipline Lead, VSA Partners

 
Headshot of Allison Arden

March 23, 2018

Allison Arden

Founder & CEO, SOUL + CO

 
Headshot of Class of 2017 Alumni Panel

March 16, 2018

Class of 2017 Alumni Panel

Featuring alums from R/GA, Arts & Letters, The Martin Agency, Deutsch New York and Terri & Sandy

 
Headshot of Tiffany Rolfe

March 2, 2018

Tiffany Rolfe

Partner/Chief Content Officer, Co:collective

 
Headshot of Moses Foster

Feb. 23, 2018

Moses Foster

President & CEO, West Cary Group

 
Headshot of Saneel Radia

Feb. 16, 2018

Saneel Radia

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Consulting, R/GA

 
Headshot of Rob Baird

Feb. 9, 2018

Rob Baird

Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Preacher

 
Headshot of Kristina Jenkins

Feb. 2, 2018

Kristina Jenkins

Chief Strategy Officer, Zambezi

 
Headshot of Charles Hodges and Andy Grayson

Jan. 26, 2018

Charles Hodges (CW, 2009)

Founder & ECD, Arts & Letters Creative Co.

Andy Grayson (ST, 2003)

Director of Strategy, Arts & Letters Creative Co.

 
Headshot of Jason Peterson

Jan. 19, 2018

Jason Peterson

Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Creative, U.S.

 
Headshot of Karl Lieberman

Dec. 1, 2017

Karl Lieberman

Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy

 
Headshot of David Muhlenfeld

Nov. 10, 2017

David Muhlenfeld

Vice President/Creative Director, The Martin Agency

 
Headshot of Rick Boyko

Oct. 27, 2017

Rick Boyko

Former Director/Professor, VCU Brandcenter

 
Headshot of Gautam Ramdurai

Oct. 13, 2017

Gautam Ramdurai (ST, 2011)

Regional Product Marketing, Asia Pacific, Google

 

 
Headshot of Kelli Lemon

Oct. 6, 2017

Kelli Lemon

Social Entrepreneur, On Air Personality for Radio One Richmond, and Host of Coffee with Strangers

 
Headshot of David Baldwin

Sept. 29, 2017

David Baldwin

Lead Guitar / Baldwin&

 
Headshot of Matt Donlon

Sept. 22, 2017

Matt Donlon

Founder / UZURV

 
Headshot of Matthew Freeman

Sept. 15, 2017

Matthew Freeman

Author / “Overcoming Bias”​ 

Co-Founder and Lead Consultant / TMI Consulting, Inc

 
Headshot of Cecelia Parrish

Sept. 8, 2017

Cecelia Parrish (CBM, 2015)

Strategic planner / The Martin Agency

 
Headshot of Karen Land Short

April 21, 2017

Karen Land Short

Group creative director/Droga5 New York

 
Headshot of Jess Greenwood

April 14, 2017

Jess Greenwood

VP, content and partnerships/R/GA

 
Headshot of Jason Harris

April 7, 2017

Jason Harris

President/CEO/Mekanism Inc.

 
Headshot of Debbi Vandeven and John Cook

March 31, 2017

Debbi Vandeven

Chief creative officer/VML

John Cook

Global CEO /VML

 
Headshot of Kevin McKeon

March 24, 2017

Kevin McKeon

Chief creative officer/Olson

 
Headshot of Fitz Maro

March 17, 2017

Fitz Maro

Senior innovation strategist/360i

 
Headshot of Heidi Hackemer

March 3, 2017

Heidi Hackemer

Founder/Wolf & Wilhelmin

 
Headshot of Lisa Freiman

Feb. 24, 2017

Lisa Freiman

Director, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

 
Headshot of Paul Keister

Feb. 17, 2017

Paul Keister

Chief Creative Officer, Carvana

 
Headshot of Frank McCann and Chad Hutson

Feb. 10, 2017

Frank McCann

President & CEO, McCann Systems

Chad Hutson

President, Leviathan

 
Headshot of Winston Binch

Feb. 3, 2017

Winston Binch

Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America

 
Headshot of Kristen Cavallo

Jan. 27, 2017

Kristen Cavallo

US Chief Growth Officer, MullenLowe

 
Headshot of Rick Webb

Jan. 20, 2017

Rick Webb

Author, Consultant, & Chief Operations Officer, Timehop